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Politics Trump Tells Georgia Governor to 'Call Off Election': 'It Won't Be Needed'

18:55  01 december  2020
18:55  01 december  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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“Why won ’ t Governor Brian Kemp, the hapless Governor of Georgia , use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary Trump channeled anger from Georgia state Republicans about the election results and the subsequent hand recounts that did not revisit the

As Georgia 's election workers continue to pursue a statewide ballot audit scheduled for completion on Wednesday, President Donald Trump insists the On Monday, he suggested that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp intervene in the state's election process to order that signature matches are repeated.

As more states certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory, President Donald Trump is keeping up the pressure on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to "call off the election."

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26 in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, Trump called for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to © Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26 in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, Trump called for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to "call off the election" and match signed envelopes to ballots.

Trump has yet to concede the election to Biden, who secured the 270 electoral votes necessary to win days after the election. Even as crucial swing states certify their results, Trump's team has maintained its legal fight against what the president claims, without evidence, is election fraud.

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Donald Trump has lashed out at Georgia ’s Republican governor , angry at The frustrated president spoke at length about his baseless allegations of widespread electoral fraud claiming at one point to “have thousands of votes, in some cases hundreds of thousands of votes, more than we need in

Trump led in Georgia on election night, but fell behind Biden after counties in and around Atlanta began counting the mail-in ballots the following day. Every legal vote must be counted and the security of the ballot box must be protected,” said the governor . Think your friends would be

One of the states the team has its eyes on is Georgia. On Tuesday, Trump called for Kemp to "do something" because he had "allowed" his state to be "scammed." The president added that it was necessary to check signatures and count signed envelopes against ballots.

"Then call off the election. It won't be needed," Trump tweeted. "We will all WIN!"

Newsweek reached out to Kemp for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Georgia, a state Trump won in 2016 by more than 5 points, went for Biden this time around, by a slim margin of just .2 points. Kemp, alongside Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, certified the state's election results on November 20, and Raffensperger defended the election's integrity.

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"Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don't lie," he said on that date. "As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. The numbers reflect the verdict of the people, not a decision by the secretary of state's office or of courts or of either campaign."

Since Biden's margin of victory was less than half a point, the Trump campaign was well within its legal right to request a recount, which it pursued. As of Monday afternoon, 43 of the 159 counties in Georgia had finished their recounts. Gabriel Sterling, Georgia's voting system implementation manager, said at a news conference he was "pretty sure" all the other counties would be finished by the midnight Wednesday deadline.

But Rudy Giuliani, the president's attorney, said a recount wouldn't change the results of the election. During a November 19 press conference, he said it will "tell us nothing" since "these fraudulent ballots" will be part of the recount because "they won't supply the signatures to match these ballots."

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Georgia was among several states where Trump was in the lead on election night, but his rival Joe Biden surged ahead due to mail-in ballots and delayed vote counts in urban Democrat strongholds. The Trump campaign has filed lawsuits in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin seeking

On Monday, Trump called Kemp a "hapless governor" and questioned why he wasn't using his emergency powers to overrule the "obstinate" Raffensperger and match the signatures on the envelopes. He said this would show a "goldmine of fraud" and reveal him to be the easy winner of the state.

In an interview with WSB-TV, Raffensperger said the reason Trump lost wasn't because of fraudulent ballots but because he discouraged his supporters from voting. Leading up to the election, Trump railed against mail-in voting as a hindrance to a free and fair election, so Republicans were reluctant to vote absentee, the secretary of state said.

"But then they did not come out and vote in person," Raffensperger said. "He would have won by 10,000 votes. He actually depressed, suppressed his own voting base."

As Trump pushes Kemp to take action on the election, he's scheduled to head to the state to help rally voters to support GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The two are headed for runoff elections in January, and control of the Senate is on the line. If Loeffler and Perdue are ousted from office, there will be a 50-50 split in the Senate, giving Democrats control because Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will cast any tie-breaking votes. If one of them keeps their seats, Republicans will maintain control of the chamber with a slim majority.

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"Wow! Governor Kemp will hopefully see the light before it is too late. Must finally take charge!" Trump tweeted on November 17. "Two GREAT Senators, who do so much for Georgia and truly love the USA, are in a must win battle with two incompetents who don't have a clue!"

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